The Gazette - The U.S. Army Reserve has formed a partnership with eight U.S. colleges and more than 20 defense contractors to train and provide continuing education for reservists who will defend against cyberattacks and hold full-time jobs with the contractors.
HuffPost Business - Diana L. Burley, Ph.D. is an award-winning workplace cybersecurity professor, researcher and consultant who currently serves as a full professor in the Graduate School of Education and Human Development at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. She is a co-author of the well-received Enterprise Software Security: A Confluence of Disciplines (Addison Wesley, 2014).
InformationWeek - This week is Computer Science Education Week, which President Obama kicked off Monday with an Hour of Code at the White House and related announcements, such as a $20 million philanthropic commitment to train 25,000 new computer science teachers for US schools by fall 2016. Of course, the hour of code is somewhat symbolic -- sure, we've all got to start somewhere, but learning will require a longer term approach.
Yesterday afternoon, Vice President Joe Biden welcomed the University of Central Florida's cyber defense team to the White House to congratulate them on their victory in the 2014 National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition.
Businessweek - A few days later, FBI Supervisory Special Agent Charles Gilgen said at a conference on cybercrime that his agency's cyber division plans to hire 1,000 agents and 1,000 analysts in the coming year.
Computerworld - The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) tops a somewhat unexpected list of schools that are considered by security practitioners as the best in the country for cybersecurity courses and degree programs.
The global economy rests on a technology base. So, it is common sense to make certain that that technology is secure. Sadly, current data from almost any source indicates that our systems are not secure.